Wednesday 14 April 2010

Sergeant Edward John Ladouceure

Born on 1 April 1898 in Pembroke, Ontario - son of Michael Ladouceure, Pembroke, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Pembroke, Ontario; trade as steamfitter; single; currently a member of the 42nd Regiment guard (five months); no previous military service; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 153 pounds; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 13 July 1916 (number 1042010) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - invalided sick to England on 15 August 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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